Who Should Read and Use the
Understanding Infants Workbook?
Understanding Infants is intended for anyone who works with infants or is
thinking about working with them and anyone who works with adults who
works with infants:
Veteran Educators Those of you who have worked with infants for many
years and may even be caring for the children of the children they used to
care for. That doesn’t make you old, just seasoned!
New Teachers Those who have just started working with infants. New
educators are so excited about their role that most of you are eager to learn as
much as you can and from as many sources as possible. This book is definitely
Career Seekers Those who are considering becoming infant teachers. The
early childhood field needs trained, enthusiastic, active individuals to care for
and educate infants.
College Students Adult students in early childhood programs in colleges
Trainers Early childhood professionals facilitating seminars and workshops.
Professors Academics teaching adult students in early childhood programs
in colleges and universities.
Program Supervisors Directors and other administrators who want to bet-
ter support and train the staff in their infant program.
Using This Book
Understanding Infants is divided into eight topics that you can read in their entirety or you
can select a topic that helps with an issue where you need guidance. Although reading the
entire book will give you the greatest insight into understanding infants, each topic can
stand alone as an educational or training tool. Here’s what the book covers:
Working with Infants
How Infants Communicate
Infants Are Amazing
Helping Infants Settle and Sleep
Individualized Care for Infants
How Infants Learn
Interacting with Infants
Guiding Infant Behavior